25 July 2016
In July 1977, our Fire Detection and Alarms (FDA) committee thought we needed a BFPSA Code of Ethics.
Council chose to regard this as part of the ongoing approvals scheme discussion and therefore noted that before we could have a Code, we would need to include Fire Extinguishing Systems, the other half of BFPSA, in the approvals scheme.
FETA had code of conduct and both developed into a Leadership statement, which was combined and adopted by the FIA.
We had been in discussions with the Fire Offices Committee of the Home Office for several years, trying to establish a plan for a recognised approvals scheme for manufacturers of fire detection and alarms systems, and BFPSA was in the throes of designing one.
In 1981/2 we were doing serious work towards having a National Approvals Authority, and writing to all our members explaining the scheme, promising an open meeting for questions, and saying that we would require later a written commitment from the member company, to ensure everyone agreed.
Then there was a change of terminology from ‘Approvals’ to ‘Certification’ for a national scheme, which now had clear government support in a White Paper.
In February ’84, the British Approval of Fire Equipment (BAFE) name, and triangle logo, were suggested for the Approvals authority.
25 May 2017
10 April 2017
24 October 2016